Author Archives: Lori Grasty

Peace Keeper or Peace Maker? How To Facilitate Healthy Conflict

Peace Keeper or Peace Maker? How To Facilitate Healthy Conflict

How to Facilitate Healthy Conflict

Conflict happens, even in among ministry leaders.

I think the biggest challenge I faced in first few years in ministry was the belief that I needed to prevent, diffuse and communicate to avoid all conflict or potential for conflict.

Somehow I had assumed the belief that any conflict reflected poor leadership on my behalf.  I strived to lead a cohesive team and took it upon myself to solve problems and prevent future challenges.

Sounds wonderful right? It was a great plan.  But then I realized Continue Reading

4 Ways To Help Parents Be The Spiritual Influence In Their Child’s Life

4 Ways To Help Parents Be The Spiritual Influence In Their Child’s Life

One of the biggest changes in children’s ministry is the transition from pouring into kids to partnering with parents. For a long time in children’s ministry we focused mainly on kids and guiding them on their faith journey. But we know that that’s rarely enough. Recently I attended a local cross-denominational connection event children’s ministry directors. I found that… Continue Reading

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